Ambassador Herbie

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Hi there,

I'm Herbie Hare from Harewood School and I love going on LEARNZ field trips. I am so lucky to be able to represent my school.

I've been to Wellington before but haven't seen where Memorial Park is being constructed. I can't wait to see the new roading project and prepare myself to celebrate ANZAC day.

Talk to you all soon,

Herbie.

Monday 23 March

Kia ora,

I love travelling by plane and today I was able to fly all the way from Dunedin to Wellington to begin the fourth Memorial Park field trip.

We didn’t see much as we flew north but at least it was warm in Wellington. We were able to wander the streets and explore the capital. I can’t wait to see the completed Memorial Park – I wonder what it will be like? I guess tomorrow we will all find out.

See you then,

Herbie.

Tuesday 24 March

Hi everyone,

It was a nice day in Wellington today – perfect for our tour of Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. Even though parts of the park are not open yet we still had a sneak peek around. My favourite part was the terraces and how the Park changes levels even though it has all these flat areas to gather for ceremonies or just sit in the sun and enjoy the space.

I learnt that the Park was designed nearly ten years ago but it took quite a few years before everyone could agree on how the Park should be built.

Well it is an early start tomorrow so I’ll say goodbye until then.

Herbie.

Wednesday 25 March

Kia ora,

I thought I would really struggle to get up at 4am this morning but I was awake anyway. It must have been because I was so excited about being part of such a special occasion. I felt quite lucky to be part of the crowd of over 300 people who were called on to Pukeahu National War Memorial Park during the blessing this morning. My favourite part was seeing the bronze statue of Hinerangi being unveiled.

Well, I am off to catch up on sleep so I’ll see you tomorrow.

Bye for now,

Herbie.

Thursday 25 March

Kia ora,

We went to the Hall of Memories and Tomb of the unknown warrior today. The Hall of Memories has just opened up again after being strengthened and restored.

I discovered a cool bronze statue called the Man with the Donkey which remembers all the medics and stretcher bearers who served at Gallipoli.

I am quite tired after our big week and am looking forward to getting home to share more of my adventure.

See you all soon,

Herbie.

 

Herbie can't wait to see the new Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington. Image: LEARNZ.

Herbie enjoys the plane ride from Dunedin to Wellington. Image: LEARNZ.

Herbie enjoys a tour of Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. Image: LEARNZ.

Herbie below the Carillon at the Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. Image: LEARNZ.

Herbie finds a statue called the Man and the Donkey which remembers all the medics and stretcher bearers who served at Gallipoli. Image: LEARNZ.